Suttree - Pages 137 - 161 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 137 - 161 Summary

Harrogate's home is becoming more established and he has begun to find clever ways to survive. He has a hot wire rigged up to fry pigeons when they touch it, but Suttree points out to him that it could kill someone. Harrogate steals a loose "shoat," or wild boar, perhaps as he has done as a child, after a harrowing chase. He recklessly butchers the hog and begins trying to skin it. When the pig's owner confronts him, he tells Harrogate he wants him to work off the price he would have gotten for the hog or he will "law" him. He works off his debt and stays on at the small farm, reading comic books and eating diner, hoping to see the two young black neighbor girls. Visiting with Suttree, he confesses he burned down a house at the age...

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